[scribus] PDF file too big (40 mb)

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Thu May 30 15:35:18 UTC 2013

On 05/30/2013 09:24 AM, JLuc wrote:
> Le 25/05/2013 20:43, val o a écrit :
>> I'm using Scribus to make a photography portfolio. When I save it as svg,
>> size is about 300 k, but when I export it to pdf it grows up to 40 mb.
>> That is way to big for a web portfolio.
>> Any suggestions? I've already tried redoing it by using smaller size
>> (150k
>> to 300k max) pictures, and still haven't been able to work around this.
> Hello,
> this is a traditionnal problem with scribus
> and many solutions are provided :
> First choose a low resolution for the PDF in the options for PDF output :
> 72 dpi is ok for screen display and will slitghtly reduce size.
> Then use advanced technics described on
> http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Web_optimised_PDF
> and
> http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Reduce_the_size_of_Scribus_generated_PDFs
> so as to get drastic weight enlightment.

It's also worth having a look at this:


to see how settings in PDF Export can affect file size (and image quality).


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